Cyber Security

Cyber Security

In an era of increasing digitalization and cyber threats, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. This “Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles, practices, and technologies that underpin the field of cybersecurity. Whether you’re an aspiring cybersecurity professional, an IT enthusiast, or a business leader concerned about digital threats, this course equips you with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to navigate the evolving landscape of cybersecurity.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, students will:

Understand Cybersecurity Basics: Develop a clear understanding of what cybersecurity is, its role in protecting digital assets, and its significance in today’s interconnected world.

Cyber Threat Landscape: Explore the evolving landscape of cyber threats, including malware, phishing, ransomware, and other attack vectors.

Security Principles: Learn the core principles of cybersecurity, including confidentiality, integrity, availability, and non-repudiation.

Network Security: Examine network security concepts, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Endpoint Security: Understand endpoint security measures, including antivirus software, host-based intrusion detection, and encryption.

Security Policies and Compliance: Explore the development of security policies, compliance requirements, and regulatory frameworks that govern cybersecurity.

Incident Response: Learn the fundamentals of incident response planning, including detection, containment, eradication, and recovery.

Security Awareness: Discuss the importance of security awareness training for employees and end-users to mitigate social engineering attacks.

Cryptographic Principles: Gain insights into encryption techniques, digital signatures, and cryptographic protocols used to secure data.

Access Control and Authentication: Understand access control models, authentication methods, and the principle of least privilege.

Security Tools and Technologies: Familiarize yourself with common cybersecurity tools and technologies used for threat detection, analysis, and mitigation.

  • Understanding Cybersecurity and Its Importance
  • Types of Cyber Threats (Malware, Phishing, DDoS)
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks and Standards
  • Security Policies and Compliance
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Network Fundamentals and Protocols
  • Firewall and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • VPNs and Secure Network Design
  • Network Access Control (NAC)
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Network Security Monitoring
  • Securing Operating Systems (Windows, Linux)
  • Antivirus and Anti-malware Solutions
  • Endpoint Security Best Practices
  • Host-Based Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Patch Management and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Mobile Device Security
  • IAM Concepts and Principles
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Directory Services (Active Directory, LDAP)
  • Identity Federation
  • Privileged Access Management
  • Web Application Security
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Cloud Security Considerations
  • Container Security
  • Incident Response Plan (IRP)
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Red Team vs. Blue Team Exercises
  • Preparing for Industry Certifications (e.g., CompTIA Security+, CISSP)